Nootropics: A unique class of substances designed to improve your memory, thinking ability, alertness and concentration. While few people know much about nootropics, they’ve been around for centuries in a variety of forms. You’ve probably heard of Ginkgo Biloba, the natural plant that improves memory function. Or perhaps you’ve tried an energy drink with Guarana, a natural mental stimulant. These are just some of the everyday examples of nootropics available everywhere.
Modvigil is a pharmaceutical nootropic that features Modafinil as its primary ingredient. Modafinil is marketed under several brand names, including Provigil and Modalert (see our other article for more details).
So what does Modvigil do? We’ve all had that moment where we’re getting ready to go to bed, but we can’t stop thinking about the jam-packed day ahead of us. An early alarm, a busy day, important deadlines, and heaps of stress are on the horizon. You can already imagine the gallons of coffee that you’ll need to get through it all.
Now imagine that scenario, but instead of worrying about the next day, you’re calm and relaxed. You go to bed and sleep well. And in the morning, you take a Modvigil pill. For the rest of the day you are focused, alert, and have plenty of energy to take care of everything on your plate. This isn’t just some fantasy; it’s a reality for the thousands of people who use Modvigil to function at 110% when it matters most.
Modafinil, the active ingredient in Modvigil, was invented over 40 years ago and was later marketed as a cure for narcolepsy. To this day it’s still prescribed for the same reasons. But users also found that in addition to not nodding off at random times they also felt sharper and more concentrated. Once the word got out, students in the 90s discovered that Modafinil was a huge help when it came time to study for those pesky exams. Even the US Air Force jumped on board, providing Modafinil tablets to their fighter pilots in the event that they needed them ready for long periods of time.
Unlike caffeine, ephedrine, a can of Red Bull, or other similar substances, Modvigil works by suppressing the feelings of tiredness. Other stimulants affect the central nervous system directly, which is why your hands shake after that fourth espresso. The physical side effects from these stimulants are often unpleasant and get worse with repeated use. Many stimulant users find that they may have the physical energy to complete their work, but lack the necessary mental concentration. As a result the quality of their work declines with each passing hour.
By effectively tricking the brain into thinking that it’s chock full of energy, Modvigil gives you 12 hours of peak performance without any of the jitters or crashes commonly seen with other types of substances. Most users experience no significant side effects and have no trouble sleeping provided they take Modvigil early enough in the day (ideally 16 hours before sleeping). Modvigil generally doesn’t react negatively with other medications. However as it does increase one’s heart rate slightly people with heart conditions should consult a doctor before use.
Modvigil is sold in 200mg pills. Many users find that 100mg is sufficient, especially the first few times they take it. Modvigil is a well-made product and users are often surprised at how effective it is at the full 200mg dosage. Every person is different, so it’s best to start with a small dose and figure out what works best for you. Regardless, almost everyone agrees that Modvigil is a great way to improve your performance at a very reasonable cost.
So whether you’re getting ready for mid-terms, pulling an all-nighter to get that project in for your boss, or simply looking to be at your best for a hard day’s work, give Modvigil a try and see what it can do for you. We’re sure you won’t be disappointed.